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We’re Hiring: Executive Director

Jul 4, 2023

Employer Description:

The Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) is a charitable organization that mobilizes community to build a more inclusive and welcoming city. We offer civic engagement and youth programming to build leaders of today and tomorrow. HCCI has undertaken an extensive number of initiatives that have made a measurable impact toward the vision of building a united community that respects diversity, practices equity, and speaks out against discrimination. To achieve this, the organization engages with partners and supporters and works hard to be both proactive and responsive as society evolves and new challenges emerge.

Position Description:

The Executive Director will be responsible for the management and supervision of HCCI’s programs and will work to increase community participation, as well as visibility within the community by raising awareness of programs and activities offered.

Work duties fall under: administration; fiscal management; planning; program management, reporting, special event coordination, human resource development; communication; and community/partner relations. The Executive Director reports to the HCCI Governing Council, and is responsible for interfacing with HCCI partners and programs in the following ways:


  • This is a full-time salaried position. Permanent, contingent on the continuation of funding.
  • This position will be available immediately.
  • Salary: $80,000
  • Benefits: Health and Dental.


  • Post-secondary education in community/human/social/management services, or a related field and a minimum of five years of experience in management or a senior executive position, community engagement, outreach, empowerment, and development.
  • Extensive experience in community development work, social sciences or human services is necessary.
  • Experience in a non-profit setting, working with volunteers and individuals from diverse communities, especially marginalized communities in Hamilton.
  • Experience in program development, implementation and consensus/collective approaches to problem-solving.
  • Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to registered charity organizations, including employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, CPP, EI, and health coverage.
  • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization.
  • Knowledge of human resources management
  • Knowledge of financial management
  • French language communication is a strong asset.

Special Skills:

  • Strategic thinking and vision
  • Good public education, presentation and group facilitation skills.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Deep understanding of issues of racism, strong cultural awareness and demonstrated commitment to working with marginalized communities and promoting inclusion.
  • Good understanding and/or experience with community-based initiatives
  • Teamwork, organizational and coordination skills.
  • Computer word-processing, database, and Internet skills.
  • Deep understanding with and/or direct experience in positive race relations, anti-oppression initiatives and a global perspective of diversity.


  • Supervising all other HCCI staff, including liaising with and guidance of contractors or consultants, and otherwise acting as the main Human Resources contact for staff as it relates to things including but not limited to their recruitment & selection; training & professional performance; coaching & supervision; promotion; and termination.
  • Implementing existing policies and identifying policy gaps.
  • Reporting to the HCCI Governing Council regularly at its monthly meetings and through email as required or deemed necessary.
  • Producing an annual report and annual budget in collaboration with the Finance Committee to be approved by the Governing Council in advance of its Annual General Meeting.
  • Alongside the Financial Coordinator, preparing and delivering monthly financial statements including comparative figures from the annual budget; these statements must conform to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Overseeing the implementation and health of HCCI’s existing programs including:
    • The Black Youth Mentorship Program
    • Hamilton Civic Leadership Program
    • Organizational mentorship to the following grassroots members of HCCI
      • Hamilton Community Benefits Network
      • Indigenous Sustenance Reclamation Network
      • RAFIKI
    • We Support Hamilton
  • Other community engagement projects and initiatives
  • Representing HCCI to the media and community stakeholders including informing the Governing Council in advance, with as much notice as possible, of any press conferences or media releases.
  • Identifying and maintaining relationships and collaborations with organizations that further the mission of the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion.

Application Guidelines:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by July 21st, 2023 to Chair Alicia Winegarden at We thank all candidates for their interest in this position, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

HCCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment. HCCI seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, immigrants/refugees, disabled persons, Black persons, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, other racialized individuals, and Two-Spirit and LGBTQ+ persons.